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Driver explains why he didn't stop after hitting pedestrian at Hopkins and Chambers

A 60-year-old man was struck and killed as he was crossing W Hopkins Street near W Chambers Street around 8:35 Wednesday night.

According to the Milwaukee Police, the man disregarded a traffic signal, walked into traffic and was struck by a west bound van.  

The man died at the scene. 

According to MPD, the 41-year-old driver of the van left the scene because he feared for his safety.

He turned himself in a short time later at the MPD District Five office.  

After toxicology tests are completed, the incident will be reviewed by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office.

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